RAB cordons off house in Uttara, drive likely with Shahed
Published: 09:59 AM, 15 July 2020 Updated: 10:11 AM, 15 July 2020
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has cordoned off a private office of Regent Group Chairman Shahed in Sector 6 of Uttara in the capital. It is learned that there may be evidence of Shahid's deception and the office has been cordoned off for this purpose.
RAB-1 Commander Lieutenant Colonel Shafi Ullah Bulbul confirmed the information on Wednesday morning. The house may have been raided with Shahid.
Earlier, Mohammad Shahed, the main fugitive accused in the Regent Hospital fraud case and chairman of the Regent Group, was arrested. After the arrest, he was brought to Dhaka by helicopter.
Earlier, the RAB had learned in a tip-off that Mohammad Shahed would flee to India through the border area of Debhata in Satkhira. On the basis of this information, the members of RAB get ambushed. He was later arrested from inside a boat around 5 am. Weapons and ammunition were recovered from him at that time.
On July 6, RAB raided the Regent Hospital in Uttara on charges of giving false reports of coronavirus test. The Uttara and Mirpur branches of the Regent Hospital were then sealed. On July 7, RAB filed a case against Regent Hospital at Uttara West Police Station on various charges including issuing test certificates without examining the coronavirus infection.
Shahed Karim, chairman of the Regent Group, was named as the main accused in the case. Shahed had been on the run ever since. The RAB raided various places in the country to arrest him. Eventually, they were able to arrest him from Satkhira.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday evening, RAB arrested Masud Parvez, MD of Regent Group, one of the collaborators of Shahed's fraud, from Gazipur.
Besides, the ACC has sent a letter to the Department of Health and Bangladesh Bank asking for documents to investigate the corruption of Mohammad Shahed, the owner of Regent Hospital.
Meanwhile, the victims are making many complaints against Saheed and Regent Group. There are allegations of occupying the office even after the expiration of the contract and keeping the rent arrears for months. The owner of the building claims that he still owes half a crore taka against the Regent Hospital in Mirpur. The rent of Regent Group's head office in Uttara is in arrears for 8 months. The Mirpur branch of the Regent Hospital is also closed after the Uttara branch was sealed.
Earlier, after the raid at Uttara Regent Hospital, RAB Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam said, "We initially conducted the operation with the issue of fake coronavirus test." But now as the days go by, we see that Shahed was involved in many heinous crimes. He cheated with those with whom he had business. Numerous people have called me after raids to expose his deception. According to a businessman in old Dhaka, he did not pay for the supply of construction materials for the Padma Bridge project. A person from Jaintapur in Sylhet called and said that he did not pay for the supply of sand. Besides, he has misappropriated crores of takas by talking about various appointments and transfers.
Besides, there are allegations against Shahed for using beautiful young women. Shahed used to send young women to different places to work. Many times he would not even pay the bill the suppliers.